Edgerton, Walter "Kentucky Rosebud"(born: 1853 - died: 1923)
Walter Edgerton, was NOT from Kentucky, but rather was born in Norfolk, VA, and boxed out of Philadelphia. His birth year is also given as 1868. He was a featherweight and lightweight boxer who weighed between 115-128 lbs. and stood 5 ft. 4 in. Edgerton started boxing around 1882 and ended his career in 1916. [Covington, KY, native Howie Camnitz, a white baseball player, also had the nickname "Kentucky Rosebud." The name has been used by several other sport and entertainment figures.] For more see "Walter Edgerton" a Cyber Boxing Zone website; and Ethnicity, Sport, Identity, J. A. Mangan and A. Ritchie.